Elon Musk restarted a subscription service for Twitter after a test run revealed an embarrassing rash of fictitious accounts that alarmed advertisers and raised concerns about the site’s survival.
The first attempt last month came only 10 days after Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of the powerful platform and a wave of huge layoffs that saw the company’s workforce levels drop, including teams of people who moderated content. Follow For More Updates at satiknews.com
Twitter Blue has returned as the owner of Tesla and SpaceX has increased his support for right-wing issues on Twitter, including resistance to the use of gender-neutral pronouns and the US government’s response to Covid-19.
Customers using Twitter on the internet will pay $8 each thirty days for the subscription service, while those using an Apple device would pay $11. Musk’s rage that Apple charges up to 30% in service fees for its app store may very well define the added value.
When Twitter Blue was first introduced, a flurry of fake accounts that claimed to represent businesses or celebrities caused a stir, forcing Musk’s team to pull the plug on the programme.
This time, the company strengthened its verification procedure by adding a review that Twitter stipulated before awarding the coveted blue verify symbol.
According to the company, checkmarks are actually gold for businesses and will turn grey for government agencies later this week. For the latest news, follow us on Google News
Previously free but reserved for organisations and public personalities in an effort to prevent impersonation and false information, a blue checkmark on an account denotes that it has been verified by Twitter.
According to the website, “with aspirations to broaden,” new memberships to Twitter Blue are now only available in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
Since taking over, content moderation has proven to be a major concern for Musk, who has referred to himself as a “absolutist” of free speech and promised to end most forms of restriction on the platform.